Hello, Fellow Chicken Lovers!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Peeryfarm, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Peeryfarm

    Peeryfarm New Egg

    Apr 4, 2016
    My husband and I are both biology teachers and have had chickens off and on for years... combination flocks that we truly enjoyed until a troupe of raccoons discovered a weakness in our henhouse floor and burrowed in one night...
    Now we have acquired a new coop and run that we are surrounding with rat wire at ground level to prevent digging. We are also expecting a shipment of 15 Salmon Faverolles chicks (2 cockerels, 13 pullets) in late May.
    We also raise horses, enjoy gardening, and love living on our Virginia farm. I found BackyardChickens.com while I was researching chicken breeds and equipment, and anticipate exchanging ideas and information with like-minded chicken enthusiasts.
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC - so glad you've joined us. So sorry about your mishap with the loss of your previous birds, but sounds like you are going to have a lovely flock to start over with.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you lost your flock, it's always very sad when they are killed by predators. It sounds like you are really beefing up your defences.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new flock. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I'm sorry you lost your previous flock. But it sounds like you are going to have a beautiful flock in your new, secure coop and run.

    Since you like gardening, you might enjoy one of the BYC sister sites:

    Thanks for joining us!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. So sorry you lost your flock to predators.
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi an welcome to BYC. You have certainly come to the right place for chicken talk!

    Joining your state thread may be useful as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best

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